President Trump says he spoke with Saudi king, sending Secretary of State Pompeo for meeting

US President Donald Trump said he has spoken with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct 15, 2018.
US President Donald Trump said he has spoken with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct 15, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump on Monday (Oct 15) said he has spoken with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that he was sending US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet the king immediately.

Trump also said Salman denied "any knowledge of whatever may have happened" to Khashoggi, who disappeared after he went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2, and told him the Saudis are working closely with Turkey on the case.